Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:50
Booksellers and publishers in key markets across the globe are “buoyant” and “optimistic” as a strong children’s sector has led to a surge in print sales in 2014.
Four of the six territories for which Nielsen BookScan can compare full market data year on year have had positive growth through the first 36...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:30
Just a day after Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart confirmed it had raised $1bn in funding, Amazon has announced a further $2bn of investment in the country, saying it sees "huge potential in the Indian economy."
Bangalore-based Flipkart, which has 22 million registered users, announced its funding round on Twitter yesterday...
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:50
Penguin Random House India has restructured its publishing, sales and marketing teams, with Chiki Sarkar taking on the role of publisher of Penguin Random House India.
Sarkar was previously publisher at Penguin Books India, and will now have responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:20
Penguin India has defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's The Hindus from sale, saying a specific section of India's penal code is making it "increasingly difficult for any Indian publisher to uphold international standards of free expression without deliberately placing itself outside the law."...
Mon, 20/01/2014 - 12:38
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 has been given to Cyrus Mistry for his novel Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (Aleph Book Company, India).
Mistry becomes the second Indian to win the prize, and was awarded $50,000 and a trophy at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.
Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer is a...
Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:56
Kobo has officially launched in India through partnerships with bookstores Crossword, W H Smith and electronics store Croma.
Kobo’s e-bookstore has also launched, featuring 95% of top-selling Indian authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Ramachandra Guha and Sachin Garg alongside international bestsellers such as Dan Brown, John...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:22
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:40
Penguin-owned Author Solutions Inc (ASI) has opened a self-publishing imprint called Partridge in India as it seeks to expand internationally.
Penguin bought Author Solutions in July for $116m (£73.3m) with Penguin c.e.o. John Makinson at the time saying "self-publishing has moved into the mainstream of our industry...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:15
Random House India and Cornerstone have acquired the next book in James Patterson's bestselling Private series, written in collaboration with Indian thriller author Ashwin Sanghi, with plans to release the new book in early 2014.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon bought rights to publish the book across the Random House...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 11:31
HarperCollins has taken full control of its India arm, following 10 years of running it in partnership with Living Media India (LMI).
With the terms of that partnership coming to an end, HarperCollins India has become a wholly owned subsidiary of HarperCollins Worldwide with immediate effect.
Brian Murray, president and c.e.o...